stringbook




........................................................................Home | Books | Bio | c.v. ............................. ... ...

"He should be scared," Martinez says of Huizar



I dunno if he should be yet. The vid is surprisingly clunky from a guy who's been involved in TV. By presenting four points, it makes it hard to remember one; by jump-cuts, it makes it look like he's less articulate than he is (one old-school rule we coulda told you in Hollywood is, if you're going to use jump-cuts, use two cameras and vary the angle by 30 degrees...)

Rudy Martinez is actually far from glib, further than this video makes him appear, and Jose Huizar of Berkeley and Princeton ironically may not be so far; but Jose always thinks like a politician, very naturally, and that works better on video. Transparency, Martinez says, is the biggest issue of all, but this is something pols call for ad nauseum, and people currently in the horseshoe call for it--and what kind of transparency is he talking about? I believe Rudy needs to be stronger than this, especially on video, to make it a race.

UPDATE: Huizar's campaign manager Michael Trujillo tells street-hassle, "Voters just got done with a tough election, the time will come where voters are ready to engage again in politics, but right now I am more concerned about mosquito bites than anything Rudy Martinez has to say."